Mannerism — the strangely refined, highly idiosyncratic style that dominated Italian art from the 1520s to the rise of Baroque art at the end of the 16th century — finally has a major presence in the permanent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The latest round of acquisitions at the museum, announced Wednesday, includes what it calls its...

Rocky Colavito made a point of spending time with his fans when he played in Cleveland. Soon, those fans will have more than memories to remember their beloved hero. A life-size statue of Colavito is being created by noted sculptor David Deming and will be placed in Tony Brush Park at University Circle — about five miles east of Progressive Field....

Italian Americans may not set off Guinness-fueled celebrations every St. Paddy's Day like Irish Americans, or serve as an excuse for margarita madness on Cinco de Mayo like Mexican Americans. But with their heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, mobster flicks, and the unfortunate reality TV show "Jersey Shore," Italian Americans are a critical...

Although some cities have done away with Columbus Day, Cleveland's City Council rejected a resolution to change the name of Columbus Day. The Columbus Day Parade was held in Little Italy on Monday. Parade Chairmain Basil Russo says it's an important day to celebrate. “Columbus Day recognizes the monumental historical event that began the process of...

Unlike most parishes, St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church isn’t subject to geographic boundaries. Since 1898, the church has served the Italian community throughout Columbus. To this day, Roman Catholic Italian Americans come from throughout central Ohio to worship, and portions of the mass are still delivered in their native language. “Th...

Cleveland’s own Russo brothers, directors of Avengers: Endgame, the top-grossing film of all time, will be honored guests at the Cleveland Pops Orchestra’s annual fundraising event, the G-Clef Gala. The orchestra’s fundraising celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel, according to a news release from the...

Sunday October 13 2019, from 14:00 to 15:00 EDT. Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106. Tickets: www.production.gobigriver.com Pamela Dorazio Dean, Curator of Italian American History at the Cleveland History Center, and Michael N. and Monica Johns with the Johns-Carabelli Cemetery Memorials will spotlight Northeast Ohio Italian...

On Sunday, Nov. 3, you are invited to enjoy an Italian style sit-down dinner with an open bar to benefit Ms. Carmelina Antonelli’s “A Touch of Italy” radio program that can be heard every Sunday on the new 101.5FM and 1330AM at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. at the LaVera Party Center in Willoughby Hills. Cocktails follow at 4 p.m. and...

James Van Keuren discussed his 2018 book, “World War II POW Camps in Ohio,” on Monday evening (Sept. 23) at his hometown library in Brook Park. More than two dozen history buffs turned out for the program. The book documents a significant chapter in state history that is, nonetheless, fading from memory as the generation that lived through the war...

Rocky Colavito made a point of spending time with his fans when he played in Cleveland. Soon those fans will have more than memories to remember their beloved hero. A life-size statue of Colavito is being created by noted sculptor David Deming and will be placed in Tony Brush Park. It's an appropriate setting for the image of Rocco Domenico Colavit...